Ojha Brahmin in India

The Brahmin Ojha have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Ojha Brahmins specialize in casting out unclean spirits and telling fortunes. For that reason, they are only obliquely related to other Brahmin communities that have their roots in performing Hindu rituals. Traditionally Brahmins have five daily duties; to the gods, to ancestors, to all creatures, to humans, and to study. Thus daily worship (duty to gods) and chanting of sacred texts (duty to study) are an integral part of many Brahmins' lives, even if this is only a token routine for many.


Where Are they Located?

Ojha Brahmins are scattered across India where they speak many different local languages.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Ojha Brahmins are still deeply influenced by the traditional four stages of life; the first student stage is followed by the householder stage, where marriage, raising a family and being a productive member of society is the primary obligation of an individual. Once children are married there is time for spiritual concerns in the third stage of reclusiveness, which is followed (this is rarely practiced) by itinerant homeless wandering (sannyasa).


What Are Their Beliefs?

In some cases Brahmin subgroups are defined by their theological distinctions such as Madhva Brahmins, who are defined by their dualist theology, though everyone does not actually hold those beliefs. However, many Brahmin castes are made up of people who adhere to all the various philosophical and theological options espoused by modern Hindus, including hard core secularists and atheists. One can never predict what an individual Brahmin might believe or disbelieve!


What Are Their Needs?

Brahmins as an influential and generally well-to-do community are not unlike the middle classes of most places. Their main needs involve relational strains that are usually kept behind closed doors. Modernization is breaking down family units which have been the glue to society for many generations, and loneliness is increasingly a problem. They are expected to "achieve it all," but ironically, achieving it all can be empty.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Ojha in India.

* Pray for Christ to reveal Himself to Ojha Brahmin leaders.
* Ask God to break the hold that the occult has on the Ojha people and replace it with devotion to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Lord will open the hearts of the Ojha Brahmins so that they can enjoy the peace and joy that only comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
* Ask God to send faithful believers to reach out to the Ojha Brahmins.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19967/IN
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Ojha-Brahmins/
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Ojha
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ojha


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Brahmin of India profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Brahmin Ojha
People Name in Country Brahmin Ojha
Natural Name Ojha Brahmin
Population this Country 53,000
Population all Countries 53,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Brahman Terai; Brahmin Terai; Ojhari; Otari; Vatari; ब्रामिन, ओझा
People ID 19967
ROP3 Code 115746
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
20,000
Maharashtra
12,000
Uttar Pradesh
6,400
West Bengal
3,900
Chhattisgarh
3,700
Bihar
3,100
Uttarakhand
1,400
Odisha
900
Andhra Pradesh
500
Telangana
400
Gujarat
300
Karnataka
300
Jharkhand
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Madhya Pradesh 20,000
  Maharashtra 12,000
  Uttar Pradesh 6,400
  West Bengal 3,900
  Chhattisgarh 3,700
  Bihar 3,100
  Uttarakhand 1,400
  Odisha 900
  Andhra Pradesh 500
  Telangana 400
  Gujarat 300
  Karnataka 300
  Jharkhand 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (33,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Marathi
11,000
Bengali
2,700
Chhattisgarhi
2,100
Telugu
1,000
Odia
900
Bhojpuri
700
Maithili
500
Nimadi
300
Gujarati
300
Kannada
300
Awadhi
100
Kanauji
100
Kumaoni
60
Garhwali
50
Primary Language Hindi (33,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 11,000
  Bengali 2,700
  Chhattisgarhi 2,100
  Telugu 1,000
  Odia 900
  Bhojpuri 700
  Maithili 500
  Nimadi 300
  Gujarati 300
  Kannada 300
  Awadhi 100
  Kanauji 100
  Kumaoni 60
  Garhwali 50
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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